Long-serving stalwart commits future to the Baggies
LONG-SERVING Albion stalwart Chris Brunt has committed his future to the Club until at least the summer of 2018.
The deal will automatically extend for a further 12 months, until July 2019, should the Northern Ireland international trigger a clause relating to appearances.
Brunt has been in glittering form for the Baggies after recovering from a long-term knee injury in October.
The 32-year-old has been involved in six goals since returning to first-team action and has started Albion’s last 15 Premier League fixtures.
Head coach Tony Pulis, said: “Chris has been a stalwart of this football club for a long time and he is a valued and popular member of the squad.
“It’s great that he has extended his contract and he has shown great character to return from his injury in the manner he has.
“His form has been terrific since returning to the team and long may that continue.”
The contract will see Brunt and team-mate James Morrison become the first players to celebrate ten years at The Hawthorns since Daryl Burgess (1987-2001).
Brunt has made 331 appearances for Albion, scoring 45 goals, in the nine seasons that have followed his 2007 arrival from Sheffield Wednesday.
He is the only player to have clocked-up over 300 appearances in the blue-and-white stripes since Neil Clement retired in 2010.